COVERAGE – The Urban List (New Shanghai)
It’s that time of year again: truffle season.
For that intense, inimitable earthy taste, you’ll find so many Sydney establishments whipping up dedicated dishes and all-out truffle menus this season. Sydney’s truffle creativity has reached new heights and our bodies are absolutely ready for all of those indulgent and full-bodied flavours.
Here are the best truffle menus in Sydney (so far).
Three Williams 2018 truffle menu was epic. If you missed out, the good news is they’re backing it up in 2019 with bigger, better, richer truffle creations. There’ll be seven dishes to choose from a full menu of truffle genius. On said menu is a truffle mac and cheese croissant stuffed with a truffle mac and cheese croquette, jamon, Napoletana sauce and topped with shaved truffle and a poached egg. There’s also a truffle and provolone sausage, waffle fries with fresh truffle and truffle French toast with actual truffle ice-cream and popping candy.
Available: From 1 June, 2019.
Ashfield, Chatswood and Sydney CBD
From this month until truffle season is done, New Shanghai will be dishing out what might be the ultimate truffle invention: truffle dumplings. As well as truffle xiao long bao and pot stickers, there’ll be truffle and mushroom wonton soup and truffle fried rice.
Available: From 1 June 2019.
Coming up on Wednesday 19 June, The Gantry will be celebrating the start of the Canberra Region Truffle Festival by hosting a next-level six-course truffle degustation. It may be a little pricey at $210 per person, but trust us—you’re in for a treat at this one-hatted Walsh Bay spot. Each dish will showcase truffle from our local truffle regions (Canberra and the Southern Highlands), paired with wine from NSW and Canberra-based wineries. Expect truffle linguine or baked camembert stuffed with truffle and a fresh baguette. All created by head chef Thom Gorringe, if you’re into truffles—you won’t want to miss this. Book a spot right here.
Available: Wednesday 19 June, 7pm.
Surry Hills, Barangaroo and North Sydney
Devon has brought their limited-edition truffle menu back, because winter in Sydney would not be right without this absolute gem. Head into any of the three Devon outposts and order up a truffle egg sando or the truffle sundae. Another truffle dish to try this year is Devon’s Spanish broken eggs with Kipfler potatoes, romanesco and truffle.
Available: From Sunday 2 June, 2019.
Thanks to chef Remi Talbot, Messina’s Creative Department is heading up a full truffle degustation that is eight courses long (um, wow). Each dish is paired with a drink that’ll bring the truffle flavour out in a better light. From roasted shiitake and houjicha tea gelato to mud crab pasta with egg yolk and black truffle sauce, to the roasted kombu and liquorice gelato, citrus and black truffle compote—this will be an all-around truffle spectacular. Head here for more info.
Available: 4 – 13 July, 2019.
Salt Meats Cheese
Circular Quay, Bondi, Cronulla, Dee Why, Broadway and Drummoyne
Salt Meats Cheese have made their way into the truffle circles with their exclusive Wednesday night cheese wheel pasta sessions. Infused with truffle, and at $25 per person, this deal is too good to pass up. But if you happen to stumble into an SMC venue on another day, grab their iconic beer battered fries with parmesan, aioli and a smattering of truffle for your fix.
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Image credit: Three Williams.